Name: Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation - Office of Sustainable Practices
Occupation: The Office of Sustainable Practices works with public and private organizations to promote sustainability through energy conservation, outreach and education, and stewardship recognition.
Place of Residence: Nashville, Tennessee
Background: The Office of Sustainable Practices was created to advance a culture of sustainability across the department, state government and with our various partners through an action-based approach. Conserving resources and using energy wisely makes sense on a basic level: It saves money and positively impacts our health and environment today and for future generations.
Department-wide efforts promoting energy efficiency, sustainable business practices, and voluntary environmental initiatives will be monitored and improved continuously. The Office of Sustainable Practices will provide critical work with local governments, businesses, and communities on real world issues, including energy efficiency, energy conservation and cost saving ideas that promote reuse and recycling while producing less pollution and lighter resource consumption.
Current Projects: Clean Tennessee Energy Grants, Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards, Tennessee Green Star Partnership, Tennessee Radon Program, Tire Environmental Act Program, Unwanted Household Pharmaceuticals Program, and various recycling programs.
Connect with the Office of Sustainable Practices:Tennessee Department of Environmental Conservation – Office of Sustainable Practices